Trump fires Comey: Letter of Dismissal

Who’s in charge? Comey stays seated while Obama remains standing. (Flickr)

As reported by the new media portal Axios.com, upon the recommendations of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, President Trump has quite unexpectedly and unceremoniously fired the Director of the FBI James Comey.

In President Trump’s letter of dismissal to the now ex-Director of the FBI, The president plainly noted that he considers Comey “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”

Here is the text of the letter President Donald Trump penned to James Comey terminating him from his position:

Dear Director Comey,

I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.

While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.

It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.

I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

Donald J. Trump

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